Thursday, July 16, 2009

Maggie's Exhibition in Cumbria

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On Wednesday, we borrowed a van from our willow sculpting friend Trevor, and took Maggie's latest artworks down to Farfield Mill near Sedbergh, in Cumbria.

The exhibition is running until the end of August. Early evening on Friday 7th, there will be a "Meet the artist" thing and over the weekend of the 8th & 9th Maggie will be running a 2 day workshop - more details on her website: http://www.maggieayres.co.uk/exhibitions.htm

Since Spring Fling, the Open Studio event back at the end of May, Maggie's been up to her elbows in plaster, scrim, threads, fibres and paint as she's been exploring the idea of creating more three-dimensional sculptures. The pieces are still very much Maggie, but can now be viewed from many angles, each of which gives you something else to become absorbed in. It's the first time she's done anything like this so we have no idea how well it will be received, but she's had so much fun I think it's likely to now form a permanent part of her repertoire.

If you know anyone who lives in or near north-west England, or is planning on visiting over the summer, do point them in the direction of Maggie's exhibition.


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11 comments:

PI said...

Well done Maggie It looks fascinating. What a creative family you are. will Maggie have to stay down there? If so you'll have to be brave boy.
I hope it is a great success and give my love to Cumbria.

Kim Ayres said...

Maggie will only be down there for that weekend of the 7th/8th/9th August and I'll be staying with her on the first night so I don't have to be too brave :)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Nae bother Kim, I'll certainly point a few people in Maggies direction.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Jimmy :)

debra said...

I love Maggie's work: the quality of the light, the quiet nature of the forms. If I were on your side of the pond, I would surely come.

mapstew said...

Ah, there's that voice again!

Great work.

Charlie said...

Quite amazing, really--my cap off to Maggie and success.

Eryl Shields said...

Cumbria here I come! I love the idea of Maggie's work as sculpture and it looks great in the film.

Kim Ayres said...

Debra - it would be lovely to see you :)

Mapstew - a soft Scottish accent, like a soft Irish accent, is one of the more pleasant sounds to the ear :)

Charlie - thank you :)

Eryl - it's not far off the M6 and is in stunning countryside

savannah said...

fantastic! i love that i can look at her other videos, too! best of all to maggie. i love her work and her voice! xoxo

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Sav :)